by FMP50 on Mar 27, 2023 10:21 am
If you love betting, chances are that you will enjoy movies that touch on the subject. Over the years, there haven't been a lot of films centered around sports betting, and many productions failed to cover the topic in a satisfying way. Yet, there are a few gems that will provide you with a high level of entertainment. Here they are.
The Hustler (1961). This classic film is a must watch even if you are not a gambling fan. Starring Paul Newman who plays a pool hustler challenging the current champion, played by Jackie Gleason. The movie is about psychology, ethics and redemption.
Moneyball (2011). This movie is not specifically about betting, but it explores realistically the notion of sports performance analysis, data and statistics. It’s a great watch to understand sport predictions and a great movie with Brad Pitt as the main actor.
Two for the Money (2005). Matthew McConaughey and Al Pacino play two sports betting pros who join forces in the high-rolling betting world. The movie deals with the psychology of sports betting, the notion of greed and personal boundaries.
Uncut Gems (2019). This dark film shows Adam Sandler in the dangerous role of a compulsive gambler struggling to pay off his bets and who engages in a series of high-odds wagers. The tense and raw production depicts the dark side of betting.
Let it ride (1989). This movie follows a cab driver who wins big on the horse races after receiving a hot tip. This underrated film is an excellent comedy that will grant you a truckload of laughs, with many funny scenes and oddball characters.
That’s it! Watching these movies will make you a more knowledgeable cinema fan, a better bettor, and will provide you with hours of entertainment. Don’t hesitate to give them a chance! Most of these movies can be found on your usual streaming service. For rare finds like Let it ride, you might need to get them via an e-commerce platform. Enjoy!